The sheer amount of utter bullshit that has come out of Pat Robertson’s mouth over the course of his life is a shocking and insurmountable summit of filth. (This little site is handy for getting a tiny grasp on just some things that have been caught by the public. There must surely be more not to mention the “great darkness” hidden in his mind.)
Pat Robertson’s most recent comments make John Piper’s about Lutherans and homosexuals look like childs play. Indeed, he has outdone his contemptable statements concerning the 9-11 terrorist attacks. In response to the practically unspeakable tragedy in Haiti, some 100,000 people dead, not to mention the absolute poverty, Pat Robertson blames the earthquake (and the long standing poverty) on Haiti “making a pact with the devil.”
In the first chapter of Romans, St. Paul builds an argument which is intended to lock up all of humanity, both Jew and Greek, into a position of mutual need. Because there are some who said ‘We know that God’s judgement on those who do such things is in accordance with truth.’ 2.2 We might rightly fit Pat Robertson’s many many many statements of condemnation linking current events to “just judgement” into this category. But St. Paul will have none of it: ‘Do you imagine, whoever you are, that when you judge those who do such things and yet do them yourself, you will escape the judgement of God?’ 2.3
Pat Robertson would do well to shut up and never speak again! Let us pray and also give for the people of Haiti. My own parish has a relationship with churches and schools there, pray for us that we may be able to help.